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Volvo Shows Off Autonomous Garbage Truck

Volvo doesn’t just make elegant and sophisticated cars, it also makes less glamorous vehicles, like garbage trucks. The bright minds over at the autonomous department have decided that autonomy need not apply exclusively to passenger cars.

The video above shows how everything, even the vehicles that complete the most quotidian jobs can benefit from computer systems that would allow them to complete their jobs without a human driver.

With one human on hand to grab the garbage from the curb and load it into the truck, in much the same as happens today, the autonomous truck could complete its route quickly and without risk of running into other Volvos—or any car, I’m sure.

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